SPAN102-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Beginners' Spanish B

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

A language course following on from SPAN 101, for those with limited knowledge of Spanish.

Spanish 102 is a continuing Spanish course that assumes prior knowledge with Spanish at the 101 level.  This course, like the first semester SPAN101, is communicative in approach and emphasizes the development of all four language-skills.  Hence, this course has five main objectives: to continue to increase the students’ ability in speaking, listening, writing and reading the Spanish language, as well as being exposed to some of the cultural aspects of the Hispanic world.  This course will build on the skills learned in Spanish 101 to extend the students’ ability to express themselves in speech and in writing.  The overall emphasis is on realistic situations that could prove useful in a practical sense.  Since reading and writing can be practiced outside of the classroom, class time will be devoted mainly to listening and speaking activities.  Spanish is spoken by an increasing number of people.  This course will set students on a path that will increase their knowledge of world language and culture.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
1.  Understand the main idea and most of the supporting details of spoken and written Spanish geared for university students of Spanish on current affairs and topics related to students' daily life.
2. Speak in complete sentences about familiar topics with sufficient accuracy in pronunciation and the use of vocabulary and grammar (present, past and future tenses) so as to be understood by a native speaker of Spanish.
3. Read edited articles with an understanding of the main ideas and most of the supporting details.
4. Write coherent paragraphs on a familiar topic with logical organisation and sufficient accuracy in the use of vocabulary and grammar so as to be understood by a native speaker of Spanish.
5. Understand significant cultural traits of the Hispanic world (ie lifestyles, attitudes, customs and geography).

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

SPAN101 or equivalent

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 413 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 508 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 413 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 508 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 508 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 235 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Victoria Escaip

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Journals (4) 15%
Quizzes (4) 20%
Oral test (1) 15%
Written tests (2) 40%
Workbook (Units 1-10) 10%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Corpas, J., Garmendia, A., & Soriano, C; AULA Internacional 2 Nueva Edición – Curso de español (A2); Difusión, 2016.

The book can be ordered online from the Language Fuel NZ Resource Room. A special discount package is offered to University of Canterbury students.

Optional Texts:
• "501 Spanish Verbs" by Christopher Kendris (any edition)
• Any English/Spanish Dictionary

Useful Websites:
• wordreference.com – an excellent online dictionary
• quizlet.com – useful for learning vocabulary
• languageperfect.com – useful for learning vocabulary

Course links

Library portal
LEARN The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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